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MrBelvidere

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Yes, you can still buy a brand new portable flatbed electric sewing machine. And in a portable carry case. Have a look. 

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You can disconnect the motor and install it in a treadle cabinet and have a new treadle head.
 



Really?  I'm having trouble picturing that fitting in a treadle cabinet.

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I'm sorta glad machines like that are still available, but I wouldn't insult one of my treadle cabinets by putting a plastic wanna be machine in it.  

What Karen Carpenter said:  "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down".

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You can buy a new treadle cabinet from Lehman's and put in a plastic head not insult an older cabinet. [wink]
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Thanks.  In your first picture, I couldn't see the joint between the platform of the machine and the plastic base, and thought it was all one piece, including the little tray under the hand wheel.  I understand now.
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Nice! I still prefer a lever to engage reverse, and its got the presser foot lever in that goofy "new" location, but it is indeed nice to see these are still available. I much prefer a flatbed for 99.9999% of what I do. Looks like its well built, I'd like to see in the topside as well - is it all metal there?
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So what's under the top?  Besides the obligatory plastic cam stack I'd wager most of the controls and gears (if any) are plastics too.

Just fr my curiosity, what is the price on this thing?

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I think Bernina still has a hard plastic cover for at some of their models, but it's an extra accessory. The ones I have seen came with a soft dust cover. The Goldstar looks like a nice machine, not expensive compared to others. If it's the work horse it's made to look like, I'm sure there is a marked for it. I know Janome 1800 Easy Jeans is sold as an extra strong work horse, high presser foot lift, lots of plastic gears, and it has a good reputation. My 201  is a dream to work on in comparison, but hard to compare the old cast iron straight stitcher with a freearm zigzagger.
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The Janome 6600 is a flat bed machine too, but I've been told it's too heavy to be a good candidate as a portable.

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I never said it could be treadled. Sew by wire? It's a flat bed sewing machine with the accu-feed system, basically a built in walking foot. The 712 has been around for years, Dick Wightman of TreadleOn bought one when they first came out.

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